We mourn in passing Astronaut, scientist and educator Sally K. Ride who was the first woman U.S. astronaut in space .
Beyond this, she held a Ph.D. in Physics and was a professor in physics, sat on the commissions investigating the Space Shuttles Columbia and Challenge disasters. She wrote five books on space geared to educating students. She was the president and CEO of Sally Ride Science, a company that focused on books and educational materials for science and space education. She was especially focused on education and development of girls and young women.
She will be missed.